Administrative & Support Staff Opportunities

Whittier College is an independent, four-year liberal arts college distinguished by its small size (1600 undergraduates) and a nationally-recognized liberal arts program. Whittier College has a history of strong and innovative interdisciplinary programs and a diverse student body. The College is ideally situated in the scenic hills eighteen miles east of downtown Los Angeles and is an AA/EOE employer. 

Administrative Assistant
Assistant Director of Career Development & Employer Outreach (Whittier Law School campus)
Associate Director of Communications
Associate Director of Digital Communications
Associate Director for International Recruitment & Admission
Associate School Director or Assistant Director
Director of Financial Aid
Preschool Teacher- Broadoaks Children's School
Student Teaching Services Clerk
Support Specialist (Whittier Law School campus)
Technical Director/ Scenery & Lighting Technology Supervisor
Pool of Eligible Temporary Staff (P.O.E.T.S) 


ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

The Chemistry, Biology and Psychology departments at Whittier College invites staff to apply for an Administrative Assistant position. The Administrative Assistant will Assists the faculty in the Chemistry, Biology, and Psychology departments with general secretarial duties as outlined below.

Position: This is a 10 month, part time position. You will be expected to work 25 hours per week during the academic year, which typically runs from the beginning of September through the end of May/June.  The exact dates vary depending on the academic calendar.​
Reports To: Department Chair 
Location/Department: WHITTIER COLLEGE- Chemistry, Biology and Psychology-Science Building

Responsibilities:
Responsibilities for Psychology

  • Assist with the search for new faculty, when needed.  The psychology department follows the same guidelines for this request as biology (see below).
  • Generate the weekly calendar of Work Study office assistants at the start of each semester: contact the students who expressed their interest at the Work Study Fair, ask for their availability, and base the calendar on the availability provided.
  • Train and monitor the Work Study students, including tracking their hours.
  • Distribute course evaluation forms to faculty, collect them from students, have them analyzed, and return them to faculty.  If necessary, help administer them.
  • Retrieve and distribute mail on a daily basis.
  • General copying, when needed.
  • Proctor exams, when there is a conflict with presence of faculty.
  • Report and follow up on maintenance issues in the psychology department and associated classrooms.
  • Occasionally assist with additional tasks such as arranging guest speaker visits and field trips, arranging transportation for field trips, and assisting with purchases and processing purchase orders.

Responsibilities for Chemistry:

  • Generating homework/quiz assignments for faculty out of textbooks, running off the designated number of copies for students and tutors, scanning and linking to Moodle.
  • Generating homework/quiz/test keys for faculty, running off the designated number of copies for tutors/faculty, distributing tutor keys to CAAS, scanning all and linking to Moodle.
  • Tracking department spending.  This involves copying each invoice that is sent directly to me by accounting, getting payment approved by the chair (Ralph Isovitsch) and afterwards inputting invoice details on a department spreadsheet. Periodically, these reports are given on request to the chair to help monitor what has been ordered/received and what is still open/payable.
  • Selling of lab notebooks/lecture notes. These books are sold out of the office to an average of 75-80 General Chemistry and Biochemistry students at the start of each semester. Included in this process, is the selling of chapter lecture notes for Gen. Chem. The students pay for these along with the lab notebooks at the start of the semester, and the notes are handed out by Priscilla Bell at the start of each chapter.
  • Assisting in the search for new faculty.  This involves receiving all materials and documentation submitted by interested applicants by mail or email, creating individual files, and keeping track by use of a checklist, which materials have been received and which are missing. When the candidate pool has been narrowed down to the final few, and campus visit invitations have been extended, there is generally a presentation given by the candidate in the area of their expertise to students and faculty on the day of their visit.  This presentation requires that posters be made and displayed throughout the science building alerting students and faculty of their presence. All applicants who apply and are not accepted, receive a letter of thanks for their submission of materials and interest in the position for which they applied.
  • Generating and displaying of posters for guest speakers.  Throughout the school year, we have guest speakers and the posters are to alert students/faculty of their presence on campus.
  • General copying.  Classroom handouts, tests, semester ending evaluation forms, and the specialized exams/final exams for Priscilla Bell (generally 4 different versions) which need to be copied in a color-coded fashion and collated in a way that is outside of the copy center’s capabilities. 
  • Tabulating course evaluations for each professor in the chemistry department.  This involves all course evaluations being returned to me in a sealed envelope usually by a student, and summarizing all written statements and tabulating all numerical values into files that can later be used for the purpose of submitting PGEP’s.
  • Periodically picking up certain lab supplies.
  • Fielding incoming phone calls from students, faculty, staff and sales representatives.
  • Ordering office supplies.
  • Researching and ordering new office equipment when something dies.
  • Retrieve/distribute the mail for chemistry, biology, psychology (including packages).
  • Reporting any maintenance problems/issues that arise on the 3rd floor of the science building to facilities and following up when not addressed.
  • On occasion, proctoring a test/exam when there is a conflict with presence of faculty.

Responsibilities for Biology

  • Keeping track of the Health Science students. This involves circulating a form throughout the different classes (math, physics, psychology, biology, chemistry) at the beginning of each school year in which students provide their contact information and indicate their medical interests for purposes of creating a spreadsheet to be used for contacting the students when related events arise during the school year.
  • Assisting with the shadowing program. This involves circulating an email to all Health Science students (see #1) interested in the different medical fields at the beginning of each semester inviting them to attend an informational meeting where applications to participate in the program are handed out.  The completed applications are returned to me, and I take the students availability and match it to the availability of different health professionals in the Whittier area that have agreed to participate in the program, and commence scheduling 2-hour long appointments for each of these students to go and “shadow” the professional in their workplace.  Once the appointment is set, I assemble a packet of written materials—guidelines, release form, confidentiality agreement, map/directions to location, evaluation form—to be put into student’s campus mailbox, and notify each by email of the appointment. At the end of the school year, thank you notes are sent to each of the participating health professionals which are written by myself and signed by Priscilla Bell, and the evaluation forms that have been completed and returned by the students are then typed and summarized.
  • Scheduling of the annual Freshman/Sophomore Health Science advisory meetings.  This involves contacting all faculty members within the biology/chemistry departments and asking them to provide their available dates/times within a two-week period during May.  I use the provided availability to create a calendar by pairing up teams of two faculty members (preferably one from each science represented), for 15 minute sessions with students who, by now, have been contacted by email in regards to the need to sign up for these upcoming appointments.   These meetings help to advise and address questions of an academic nature and answer any Health Science related questions by the student. The day prior, a reminder calendar of the next day’s appointments are sent to the faculty members holding the scheduled meeting with students.
  • Generating letters of recommendation for students applying to graduate/medical school.  This involves starting a file for each student and collecting individual letters from professors of all departments who have previously agreed to provide a letter on the student’s behalf to the schools that they will be applying to. At times, my solicitation is required in reminding those professors who have not yet provided their letters to do so.  These individual letters are compiled into one committee letter, which are then typed, printed, signed and mailed out to a list of schools supplied by each student.
  • Procuring purchase order numbers from accounting, and ordering lab supplies/chemicals for faculty from the various suppliers.  The faculty normally research their purchases and supplies me with a list of needs (including part/catalog numbers), and the order is placed and the purchase orders are then typed up and signed.
  • Assisting in the search for new faculty.  Same process as above for Chemistry, with the inclusion of generating the individual itinerary for each applicant when they are visiting on campus.  This includes communicating with the Dean of Faculty’s office who arranges hotel accommodations, and who aids in scheduling the meeting with the Dean and FPC.  Also included is scheduling individual interview times with each faculty member, communicating with admissions to set up a campus tour with one of our students, making any dining reservations, and preparing/displaying of posters advertising the presentation of each.
  • Health Science interviews.  Please see chemistry #7.
  • Preparing and displaying of posters for guest speakers and other departmental events throughout the school year.
  • Tracking department spending.  This involves copying each invoice that is sent directly to accounting, getting payment approved by the Biology chair (Hector Valenzuela) and afterwards inputting invoice details on a department spreadsheet. Periodically, these reports are given on request to the chair to help monitor what has been ordered/received and what is still open/payable.
  • Making reservations for field trips (camping, zoo, etc.)
  • Making reservations for transportation to field trips (renting vans, trucks, chartering buses, etc.)
  • Ordering office supplies.
  • Reporting 4th floor maintenance issues to facilities.
  • On occasion, proctoring a test/exam when there is a conflict with presence of faculty.

Requirements:
Experience working with college students. Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in the field. Strong written and verbal skills are required. Strong organizational skills are required, along with ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Strong interpersonal and communication skills.  Strong ability to work independently and with initiative. Ability to be flexible.

Application Deadline: August 15, 2014

Interested applicants should forward resume to:  Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources Manager, 13406 E Philadelphia St, Whittier CA 90608 or email to whittierjobs@whittier.edu.


ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR CAREER DEVELOPMENT & EMPLOYER OUTREACH
(Whittier Law School campus- Costa Mesa, CA)

Whittier Law School seeks a motivated Assistant Director of Career Development and Employer Outreach who has a passion for counseling students and graduates, and conducting outreach to develop job opportunities.  The position entails career and professional development coaching and counseling, communicating comprehensive career information through multiple platforms, fostering partnerships with faculty, alumni, students, and employers, creating job search and networking strategies, and managing career-related programs.  It also entails assisting with outreach efforts to employers, specifically in the public sector. 

 RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Coach and counsel students and alumni in all stages of career exploration, job search preparation, and professional development.  Assist with application materials and interview training.
  • Develop and direct programs, events, and informational materials that educate students and alumni on topics such as legal practice areas, job search and networking strategies, and professionalism.
  • Support and facilitate recruitment and employer outreach programs in public and private sectors.
  • Collect employment data for internal and external reports.
  • Effectively and professionally represent the Career Development Office and Whittier Law School to its constituencies, including student organizations, faculty, law school administration, employers, the legal community, and the general public.
  • Work collaboratively with other staff and departments to design, coordinate and implement programs, events, policies, procedures, special projects, and initiatives.
  • Train, oversee, and mentor other staff and work-study students when appropriate.

SUPERVISES: 
May supervise office staff, work-study students, and interns.

EXPERIENCE:
Experience working as an attorney, and knowledge of the legal employment market are required.  Career services or professional development experience preferred with demonstrated success cultivating collaborative relationships with students, faculty, staff, and professional colleagues.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:
Bachelor’s Degree and Juris Doctor required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrated interest in counseling or professional development.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a team member and in a professional manner.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to relate to diverse constituencies, develop external relationships and manage conflict.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills. 
  • An orientation for detail and excellent organization and time management skills.
  • Ability to organize workflow, coordinate activities, and manage multiple priorities.
  • Ability to work evening and/or weekend hours as required.

SALARY:
Commensurate with experience. 

APPLICATION:
Please send resume and cover letter to Randolph C. Reliford, Assistant Dean for Career Development and Employer Outreach, at rreliford@law.whittier.edu

Whittier Law School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, medical condition, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law.


ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS

Whittier College invites applications for an Associate Director of Communications position in the Advancement Office.

Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Associate Director of Communications (ADC) will assist in the development and execution of a broad-based communications strategy that raises targeted, positive institutional visibility, both nationally and regionally. Among the ADC’s prime responsibilities will be: to proactively develop and execute media pitches that highlight the educational mission of Whittier College; to ensure clear and consistent delivery of key messaging and brand awareness among all constituency groups (internal and external); and to identify and develop opportunities through multiple of forms media to support and enhance the programs and mission of Whittier College in general and the Office of Advancement in particular. The ADC will serve as a primary communications writer, responsible for identifying and developing story concepts, interviewing subjects, and writing articles for print and web-based publications. The ADC will also serve as one of the College’s primary information officers, responding to a variety of public and media inquiries, developing and maintaining a local and regional media relations strategy for the College; cultivating relationships with key journalists and media outlets; and providing media training for administrators, faculty, and students. In addition, the Associate Director will provide editorial and design support for print and web-based campus publications. 

POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 
Media Relations Program

  • The ADC proactively strategizes, plans, coordinates, and initiates media pitches and writes and disseminates press releases that highlight the College’s curricular and extracurricular programs, key constituencies, and major initiatives. The ADC also responds quickly and accurately to media needs.
  • Develops relationships with local, regional, and national media. Arranges campus tours with local media, as well editorial tours in other cities, and visits with national media as needed or is able to. Attends editorial meetings and interviews conducted by members of the media with the College president and/or other identified senior administrators.

News Program

  • The ADC identifies stories, coordinates coverage, and drafts news pieces, briefs, and feature stories as the primary source of material for website, The Rock, and other publication as needed. 
  • Serve as the editor for campus online newsroom: Creates and drives editorial calendar for the news website. In conjunction with Associate Director of Digital Communications, regularly refreshes site home page with news items and upcoming events. Moreover, will develop news content policy for new website. 
  • Maintain hometown news program aimed at securing local coverage of Whittier College student. Works with faculty and sports information director to identify students to highlight in hometown news press releases
  • In conjunction with Associate Director of Web Strategy and Multimedia and Associate Director of Digital Communications, will film or arrange to have a video recording taken of events and programs for use in promoting a positive image of the College via social media such as YouTube. Either shoots photographs or arranges to have photos taken for use in communications.

Publications

  • Will serve as managing editor for the tri-annual alumni magazine production.
  • Provide editorial and graphic support for various campus publications using a standard template system (InDesign).

Crisis Communication Program

  • In conjunction with Director of Communications, will assist in the development of a comprehensive Media-Crisis Response Plan, which includes drafting media response guidelines for major scenarios, securing press location and logistics information, and drafting press release templates for use in a crisis situation.
  • Will issue internal and external communication updates in a timely manner via website and press releases, as well as the Berbee and ConnectEd emergency notification systems.

Other

  • Co-supervise a team of student editorial interns that will assist with creation of content for the web, The Rock, and other digital and print publications.
  • Manages tracking and benchmarking systems of media relations activities and maintains clip book of news articles mentioning Whittier College.
  • Working in conjunction with the Associate Dean of Faculty and Enrollment User Support Manager, coordinates collection and submission of qualitative data/responses for externally conducted college-ranking surveys.
  • In conjunction with the offices of communication and alumni relations provides support in the planning and successful execution of major special events.
  • Supervise communications work study students and interns.  

POSITION SPECIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
Previous Experience:
3-5 years professional experience in journalism, public relations, or related field required, with demonstrated successful history of story pitching, media placement, and news and feature story development for a variety of audiences. Experience with web content development a must; basic competencies web content management systems (Drupal, Wordpress, etc.) preferred. Experience with graphic design programs, (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.) preferred. Experience in higher educational environment preferred.
Knowledge and Education: Superb writing and communication skills, demonstrated initiative, strong interpersonal skills, sound judgment, and the ability to work independently as well as in a team. Strong knowledge of local, national, and international media, as well as standard journalistic practices; demonstrated, successful news placement. Established relationships with educational journalists preferred. Able to consistently produce quality work under deadlines, able to quickly and efficiently re-prioritize as needed, and able to manage the editorial development of various publications, including the web. Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree in field related to position preferred.

The position is based in Whittier, California. To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary history to:abarraza@whittier.edu or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Ana Lilia Barraza, Director of Communications, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA 90608. AA/AOE.


ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS

Whittier College invites applications for an Associate Director of Digital Communications position in the Advancement Office.

Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Associate Director of Digital Communications (ADDC) will oversee the day-day editorial and digital content operations for the college website, email marketing campaigns, and social media channels. She/he will be a key player in the drafting and execution of a tactical plan for appropriate content identification, collection, and presentation, as well as in the development/establishment of related web policies and standards, to ensure clear and consistent delivery of key messaging and brand awareness among all constituency groups. Subsequently, the ADDC will generate high-quality, compelling, and customized web content for academic and administrative departments to further ensure the College's primary web presence remains fresh and market-current, and consistently delivers up-to-date information to all constituencies through all resource-feasible web-based channels. He/she will take a leadership role in the training of other campus constituents to assess story potential and generate web-appropriate content.

The ADDC will also provide consultation and training for the continuing development and maintenance of Whittier College’s web content, recommend new web tools and approaches to support the institution’s strategic objectives, as well as work to support and enhance the programs and mission of Whittier College in general, and the Office of Advancement in particular. 

POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Development of 52-week editorial calendar to manage the production of consistent and quality content for the College’s social media channels. Messaging will be driven by the goals and needs of PR and other campus constituencies throughout the year (promotion of activities, events, programs, etc.) and strategically posted and cross-linked (when appropriate) on the College’s blogs; Twitter feeds; websites; Facebook pages/groups; LinkedIn, Vine, Instagram, and Flickr accounts; YouTube channel, etc.
  • Coordinate the campus-wide Social Media Committee for the purpose of coordinating social media messages for the College’s four primary social media streams.  
  • Co-supervise a team of student editorial interns that will assist with creation of content for the web, The Rock, and other digital and print publications. 
  •   Research, interview, and write feature stories, briefs, and profiles on constituencies to add value to departmental sites, alumni pages, etc. Update news on departmental pages, as appropriate. Develop and edit multi-media content as needed, including photos, videos, and audio files.
  • Convert/edit existing drafted or published articles, stories, or press releases into web-friendly formats, and convert web items for print publication in The Rock magazine, the alumni online community, or other platforms, either as identified by Director of Communications.
  • Oversee master public events calendar, training appropriate campus users and developing posting policies, as needed.
  • Identify College initiatives or academic/ co-curricular programs of interest that may best be served in a featured micro-site (e.g., Centers of Distinction, Campus Center, etc.), and collaborate on development of site schema/additional content needs.
  • Review, collaborate, and take lead in execution of all client requests related to content, including multimedia requests and other content tools (e.g., blogging), in consultation with Director of Communications.
  • Collaborating with Associate Director for Web Strategy and Multimedia, take lead or participate in the ongoing production of specific web and online projects, meeting quality standards, technical requirements, and best practices, including optimizing graphics, building and updating pages within CMS; selecting appropriate imagery from an approved pool; testing and assuring cross-browser and cross-platform quality; ensuring consistency and effectiveness of presentation for all elements on webpages.

POSITION SPECIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
Previous Experience:
3-5 years professional experience in website/web content development, journalism, or related field. Experience in higher education environment preferred.
Knowledge and Education: Superior skills in writing for web, editing, interviewing, and oral presentation are required, as is basic familiarity with editorial standards. Experience with multi-media content production/editing for web a plus. Creativity, initiative, the ability to juggle multiple projects with minimal supervision, adaptability, diplomacy, and an understanding of best practices in web and web communications are essential. Familiarity with ADA requirements at state and federal levels, as well as clear understanding of web standards (including IP and copyright laws), usability, and cross-browser platform compatibility a must.  Bachelor's degree in a related field (new media, English, journalism, communications, etc.) required. 

The position is based in Whittier, California. To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary history to:abarraza@whittier.edu or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Ana Lilia Barraza, Director of Communications, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA 90608. AA/AOE.


ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR INTERNATIONAL RECRUITMENT & ADMISSION

Whittier College invites applications for an opening in the Office of Admission to be part of an energetic and innovative team in supporting the international recruitment goals of the institution.

Whittier College seeks an Associate Director of International Recruitment and Admissions to develop, implement, and manage the international recruitment and admission process for prospective students to achieve established international admission and financial aid goals. The Associate Director will report to the Director of Admission and will have responsibilities for application file review, maintain international education agreements and agency relationships, international travel, and working closely with the office of International Programs on campus. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required; demonstrated computer proficiency; international travel experience; effective interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills, and the ability to relate well to students, faculty, parents and staff are essential.  3-4 years of international recruitment and admission experience is strongly preferred. Requires an organized, self-motivated, detail-oriented individual who is able to work enthusiastically as part of a team.  Valid driver’s license and dependable transportation required.  

The anticipated starting date is August 15.  Salary and title will commensurate with qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.  

The position is based in Whittier, California. To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary history to:whittierjobs@whittier.edu or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources Department, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA 90608. AA/AOE.


ASSOCIATE SCHOOL DIRECTOR OR ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
(Depending on education, experience, and credentials)

The Broadoaks Laboratory/Demonstration School 

Position Description: 
Working with the Administrative and Instructional Leadership Teams, the Associate School Director or Assistant Director will participate in all aspects of school administration, management, and instructional programming to ensure high quality programs and services for children and their families, as well as for college students and faculty.  The Associate or Assistant Director will provide direct supervision for the elementary and middle school programs. 

Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Education, Child Development, Developmental Psychology, or related field is highly desirable. Candidates with MA degree and extensive experience may also be considered.
  • California Multiple Subject (elementary) or Single Subject (secondary) Credential or ability to obtain one required.  California Administrative Services Credential or ability to obtain one desirable.
  • Teaching experience in public elementary or middle school required.  Experience in school administration or leadership preferred.
  • Knowledge of current laws, regulations, instructional trends, and best practices required.  Knowledge of Common Core required.
  • Dynamic leadership style and ability to work collaboratively with other professionals.

Preferred Start Date:  Late August 2014

Applications: 
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications should include: (1) resume; (2) letter of interest, including a statement of teaching philosophy and vision for effective school leadership and administration; and (3) three professional references who may be contacted after an interview.

Address applications to Mrs. Kathleen Pompey, Director of School, Parent and Community Services, The Broadoaks School, 13406 Philadelphia St., P.O. Box 634, Whittier, CA. 90608. Send inquiries and electronic submissions to kpompey@whittier.edu

Whittier College is an AA/EOE employer. Position will be filled pending funding.     


DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL AID

Whittier College invites applications for a Director of Financial Aid position in the Financial Aid Office.

The Director of Financial Aid directs and manages the operations and systems for student financial aid activities.  This position assists in developing policies that strategically leverage aid funds to shape the profile of the student body.  It is also has a “hands on” role with active participation in counseling, packaging, and preparation of needs analysis.

Position and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in developing the College’s financial aid strategy and policy to leverage the use of financial aid as a recruitment tool and to shape the profile of our student body.
  • Translate financial aid strategy and policy into operational procedures. This Includes the aid application process, needs analysis, early assessment program, review of satisfactory progress for continuing student financing, application of alternative financing, and the like. 
  • Manage office and supervise staff.  This includes developing and administering the departmental budget, including the College’s overall financial aid budgets.  Manage employees by establishing annual performance goals, allocating resources, and assessing annual performance.  Provide training on financial aid policies and procedures and systems/operational training to department staff and various departments within the community.
  • Responsible for regulatory compliance, annual audits, and completion of federal and state reports (e.g., FISAP).  Ensure timely and accurate completion of all reports.  Ensure timely and accurate receipt of external funds.  Maintain all required documentation.
  • Use the Banner system to manage financial aid process including automated packaging, maintaining financial aid records, and developing management reports.  Develop procedures for systems use and provide training for staff and other departments as related to financial aid management.
  • Provide counseling for prospective students, continuing students, parents and others on financial aid. 
  • Develop and build internal/community and external relationships.  Work collaboratively with admissions, enrollment, student accounts, student employment, and other departments to ensure effective and efficient communication and service.  Represent department on College committees as assigned.
  • Provide excellent customer service in dealings with students, parents, faculty and staff.  Provide information accurately and timely.
  • Represent the College as appropriate in its relationship with the community, government agencies, professional societies and similar groups.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.

Requirements:
Minimum of five years of progressively increasing responsibilities in student finance/financial aid in a higher education setting with preference given to those with experience in a private, liberal arts institution.  One year of supervisory experience preferred.  Experience with SCT Banner or similar higher education system preferred. 

Knowledge and Education: 
Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent work experience and education (two years of experience equating to one year of education).  Ability to multi-task, balances multiple priorities, meet deadlines, and work under pressure.  Must be well organized, maintain a sense of humor, provide excellent customer service skills, and be able to work effectively on special issues.

The position is based in Whittier, California. To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary history to: fpfursich@whittier.edu or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Fred Pfursich, Vice President of Enrollment, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA 90608. AA/AOE.


PRESCHOOL TEACHER
BROADOAKS CHILDREN'S SCHOOL OF WHITTIER COLLEGE

Broadoaks is seeking a fully qualified (Title 22) preschool teacher to work with children between 2.5 and 6.0 years of age at Whittier College’s internationally known laboratory/demonstration school. This is a full-time, year-round, permanent position reporting directly to the Preschool Lead Teacher and/or designee and also supervised by the Preschool Director. 

Education, Certification, and Experience

  • AA in Child Development or Early Childhood Education required. Bachelor’s Degree desirable.
  • Child Development Teacher Permit or eligibility to obtain one required.
  • Minimum one year, full-time previous preschool teaching experience desirable.

Required Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of early childhood development.
  • Knowledge of the principles of Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Education.
  • Knowledge of the High/Scope approach required.  High/Scope experience desirable.
  • Able to create and maintain positive relationships with children and parents.
  • Knowledge of Title 22 requirements.
  • Able to maintain confidentiality.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Works well on a team.
  • Learns new tasks quickly and is able to multi-task.
  • Professional appearance and demeanor.

Skills

  • Provide safe and appropriate care and education for preschool children, following the High/Scope Curriculum as implemented at Broadoaks
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate daily activities for children.
  • Model the school’s philosophy and approach for college students, college faculty and visitors.
  • Use multi-method approaches to assessment.
  • Build productive home-school partnerships.
  • Participate actively in team meetings and the school’s professional development program.

Whittier College is an independent, four-year liberal arts college distinguished by its small size (1600 undergraduates) and a nationally-recognized liberal arts program. Whittier College has a history of strong and innovative interdisciplinary programs and a diverse student body. The College is ideally situated in the scenic hills eighteen miles east of downtown Los Angeles and is an AA/EOE employer. 

Start Date:  August 27, 2014. 

To apply, please send a resume to Kathleen Pompey, Director of School, Parent and Community Services at kpompey@whittier.edu or by regular mail at The Broadoaks School, 13514 Olive Drive, PO Box 634 Whittier, CA 90608. 

Application Deadline: August 8, 2014 or until filled.


STUDENT TEACHING SERVICES CLERK

Whittier College invites applications for a Student Teaching Services Clerk position in the Education Department. The Student Teaching Services Clerk will be responsible for completing and overseeing the daily work of the Department of Education and Child Development as Office Manager; apprenticing as Graduate Admissions Clerk/Credential Analyst; and supporting the Student Teaching Coordinator. 

Position and Responsibilities:
Office Manager (50%)
- Alongside of Department Chair(s) and Child Development Coordinator:

  • Work closely with Department Chair(s) and Child Development Coordinator on department projects.
  • Assist in monitoring department expenditures and grant funds.
  • Supervise front office interactions.
  • Supervise and provide on-going training for department secretary.
  • Supervise and train student employees.
  • Maintain department website and Facebook page.

Graduate Admissions Counselor (25%) -Alongside of Credential Analyst:  

  • Arrange and/or conduct information meetings with individuals and school districts.    
  • Initiate and follow-up with phone calls and correspondence to prospective students and districts.
  • Schedule and conduct individual meetings with prospective students.
  • Coordinate and plan recruitment efforts and marketing strategies with faculty and staff.
  • Articulate with Registrar’s Office regarding Degree Works updates and maintenance.
  • Contribute concept ideas for marketing strategies.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.  

Student Teaching Services Clerk (25%) -Alongside of Student Teaching Coordinator:

  • Arrange and assist in conducting meetings for college supervisors, future and current student teachers, and school district personnel.
  • Develop, distribute, and collect all paper and electronic data for implementing Whittier College’s CalTPA system. 
  • Coordinate collection of all assessment data for credential program’s Biennial Reports to CCTC.
  • Develop, and process all contracts related to school district personnel for implementation of the credential programs.
  • Coordinate submissions to the California Commission on Teacher Credentials (CCTC).
  • Process correspondence between Director of Student Teaching Services and credential candidates and local school district personnel.

Requirements:
Experience in marketing and familiarity with the college environment is key.  1 or 2 years’ experience. 

Knowledge and Education: 
Requires a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.  Knowledge of the guidelines and regulations governing teacher credentialing programs is highly desirable.  Excellent organizational and interpersonal communicational skills required. 

The position is based in Whittier, California. To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary history to: isotohinman@whittier.edu or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Ivannia Soto-Hinman, Associate Professor, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA 90608. AA/AOE.


SUPPORT SPECIALIST
(Whittier Law School Campus- Costa Mesa, CA)

Whittier Law School seeks qualified candidates to support the Law School’s administrative computing applications systems, and to provide user and technical support of the systems, including end-user consulting, process development, reporting and training.  The successful candidate will provide this support for various Law School departments. The position reports to the Director of Library and Information Services.

Position Description and Qualifications
The Applications Support Specialist maintains the administrative computing system in collaboration with the Law School and the Whittier College Information Technology staff.  The successful candidate will create user and access records as needed; determine end-user data processing requirements; and answer questions and resolve user problems related to report-writing.  Using his or her technical expertise, the Applications Support Specialist will develop, maintain, and modify applications programs used to support administrative offices.  He or she will provide telephone, remote and on-site support.  The successful candidate will maintain currency in new developments related to applications systems.  He or she will assist with and participate in implementation of administrative software.

The successful candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, and must have at least 1-2 years’ experience with report-writing applications such as MS Access or Argos and experience with the Ellucian Banner platform, a student information system used by academic institutions.  Experience with Luminis, a web-based system is highly desirable;  familiarity with SQL,  a relational database such as Oracle, and Moodle, an open-source learning platform, is preferred.  Moodle training will be provided; and Luminis training, if necessary, may be provided for an otherwise qualified candidate.  He or she must possess exceptional interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.  The successful candidate must be highly motivated and solution-oriented and possess a high degree of integrity, ethics, attention to detail and time management, and dedication to the mission of Whittier Law School and Whittier College.  Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To Apply:
All applications should include a resume, a letter of interest and at least three references. Please submit required documents or send inquiries to Hugh J. Treacy, Interim Director of Library and Information Services, Whittier Law School, 3333 Harbor Boulevard, Costa Mesa, California 92626, htreacy@law.whittier.edu  (714-444-4141, ext. 494).

About Whittier Law School
Whittier Law School is located in Orange County, in the City of Costa Mesa, California.  The Law School was founded in 1966 as Beverly College School of Law.  In 1975, Beverly College School of Law joined Whittier College, a nationally recognized liberal arts college, forming Whittier College School of Law. The American Bar Association awarded accreditation in 1978, followed by admittance to the Association of American Law Schools in 1987.  In 1997, Whittier Law School moved to its 14-acre campus in Costa Mesa.

Whittier Law School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, medical condition, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law.


TECHNICAL DIRECTOR/ SCENERY & LIGHTING TECHNICAL SUPERVISOR
Department of Theatre & Communication Arts

Type: Full-Time, 9 months

The department of Theatre & Communications Arts at Whittier College seeks a creative, well-qualified, personable, collaborative, and well-motivated individual to fill a full-time, nine-month, renewable staff position in theatre technology for the 2014-2015 academic year. The person selected for this position will serve as the Technical Director and Scene Shop Supervisor for the Department of Theatre and Communication Arts.  

The Department of Theatre and Communication Arts has three full-time faculty members in theatre, one full-time faculty member in film studies, plus several adjunct instructors and about 50 theatre majors.  The college has an excellent theatre facility, the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts, with two theatres (a 400-seat proscenium theatre and a 100-seat studio theatre), modern lighting, sound, and rigging equipment, and scenery and costume shops.  We seek to attract and retain a highly qualified and diverse faculty and staff (AA/EO). 

Responsibilities:
Serve as the department’s staff technical director under the direction of the Theatre Department’s Resident Designer and its Department Chair, providing technical direction and supervision for three faculty-directed productions and technical support and supervision for other events in the department, including student productions, senior projects, guest artist presentations, etc.  Duties include the following: provide overall supervision of scenery and properties construction and stage rigging for department productions; serve as a hands-on scene shop supervisor; serve as lead scenic carpenter and lighting technician as necessary; instruct and supervise a part-time, paid student technical staff (typically 15 to 20 students) and also laboratory students in scenery construction, basic painting, and stage properties; provide basic lighting and sound technical support for department productions with student assistance; supervise load-in and strike for each production. Coordinate purchases and rentals for scenery, lighting, sound, and stage properties.  Maintain scene shop inventory and equipment; maintain the lighting and sound equipment in the department’s Studio Theatre; rigorously maintain a safe working environment and safe working practices as part of providing technical support for the department; supervise student crews as needed during technical and dress rehearsals and performances; serve as chief technical liaison with the staff of the performing arts center.  The position is considered full-time with weekly hours varying per week, depending on the production schedule, which will include five to six weekend workdays for each major production. 

Qualifications:
The position requires a minimum of a B.A. or B.F.A in theatre with a strong design and technology emphasis, or B.A. in another discipline with sufficient work experience and training in theatre technology, particularly scenery construction and rigging.  Additional graduate training and experience in technical direction, scenery construction, stage rigging, lighting technology, and supervision of theatre students and student employees is preferred.  Recent M.F.A. graduates in theatre technology are especially encouraged to apply.

Salary: $32,416.62 for the nine months ($3,601.85 per month), plus medical and dental insurance benefits and accrued vacation time.

Length of Assignment: This nine-month, renewable position will begin on Monday, August 25, 2014, and continue through Friday, May 22, 2015.

To apply: Send letter, resume, and list of three references by email to Brian Reed, Professor of Theatre at breed@whittier.edu. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

 Department of Theatre and Communication Arts, Whittier College, P.O. Box 634, 13406 E. Philadelphia St., Whittier, CA 90608.


POOL OF ELIGIBLE TEMPORARY STAFF (P.O.E.T.S.)

Temporary and On-Call assignments are periodically available in various departments of the College. Varying levels of experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities in secretarial and clerical work desirable. Candidates must be available on short notice and be flexible regarding duties and scheduled work hours. Qualified candidates interested in this opportunity are welcomed to send resume and cover letter to whittierjobs@whittier.edu.